commentators http://whqr.org en Me, Me, Me, Meeee...! http://whqr.org/post/me-me-me-meeee <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is a linguistic epidemic…a plague among us.&nbsp; OK. So it’s not exactly on the level of saving the elephants, but commentator Nan Graham wants to restore the abused objective pronoun to its rightful place.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Nan Graham 56702 at http://whqr.org Me, Me, Me, Meeee...! Teacher http://whqr.org/post/teacher <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator Philip Gerard pays homage to the teachers that inspired him. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Phillip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.</span></p><p>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Philip Gerard 51730 at http://whqr.org Teacher Unsettling Truth http://whqr.org/post/unsettling-truth <p></p><p>After a poignant discussion with his grandmother, Fresh Voices-On-Air commentator Patrick Peoples comes to understand the value of disseminating truth without judgment.&nbsp;</p><p>Patrick Peoples is a senior at New Hanover High School Lyceum Academy.&nbsp; He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Wilmington at the age of 5.&nbsp; He is president of the Young Democrats Club and is a candidate for the rank of Eagle Scout. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Patrick Peoples 51380 at http://whqr.org Unsettling Truth Cultural Ignorance http://whqr.org/post/cultural-ignorance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresh Voices-On-Air commentator Lindsey Amaya asks us to embrace cultural diversity as a way of promoting tolerance and understanding.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Lindsey Amaya is a junior at Hoggard High School.&nbsp; She is an active member of Beta Club, the National Honor Society and the youth group at St. Mark’s Catholic Church.&nbsp; Lindsey loves to volunteer in her community as well as spend time with her family and friends.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Amaya 51269 at http://whqr.org Cultural Ignorance Dude, Poetry! http://whqr.org/post/dude-poetry <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="line-height: 15.75pt; font-family: Verdana;">April is National Poetry month!&nbsp; Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler encourages us to celebrate year round.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Gwenyfar Rohler 50957 at http://whqr.org Dude, Poetry! Can't Be Bored http://whqr.org/post/cant-be-bored <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator Annie Gray Johnston touts the significance of the arts and the newly-formed Arts Council of Wilmington, to our community.</span></p><p>Native Wilmingtonian <strong>Annie Gray</strong> <strong>Johnston</strong> is wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and general nut.</p><p>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.</span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Annie Gray Johnston 50956 at http://whqr.org Can't Be Bored Without A Trace http://whqr.org/post/without-trace <p></p><p>With identity theft a big issue today, commentator Nan Graham discovers she has a problem getting a job with the FBI or getting through airport security.</p><p>Nan Graham's&nbsp;WHQR&nbsp;commentaries can be found in her books, <u>Turn South at the Next Magnolia</u> and <u>In a Magnolia Minute</u>.&nbsp;</p><p>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Nan Graham 50718 at http://whqr.org Without A Trace Conrad Meister II http://whqr.org/post/conrad-meister-ii <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator Shane Fernando goes on a house renovation adventure.</span></p><p>Commentator <strong>Shane Fernando</strong> is Director of Campus Life,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arts and Programs at </span>UNCW<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; He lives with his partner in Historic Downtown Wilmington.</span></p><p>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Shane Fernando 50662 at http://whqr.org Conrad Meister II Exploring The Unknown http://whqr.org/post/exploring-unknown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresh Voices-On-Air commentator Caroline </span>Puckett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> seeks to understand the universe, our beliefs and our existence.</span></p><p>Caroline Puckett is a junior at&nbsp;Hoggard&nbsp;High School. She’s an active member of the Science Olympiad team, the girls cross country team, Beta club, and&nbsp;tutoring program. She aspires to have a career in international business.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Caroline Puckett 49690 at http://whqr.org Exploring The Unknown Grave Considerations http://whqr.org/post/grave-considerations <P></P> <P><STRONG style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">The very last word is the one on the tombstone, says commentator Nan Graham, but you may not want this to be a last minute decision.&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Nan</STRONG><STRONG> Graham</STRONG> has been a commentator for WHQR for almost twenty years, and has two collections of commentaries and a third book in the works. Her website is nangraham.com.</P> <P>WHQR<SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5"> Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of </SPAN>WHQR<SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5"> Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.</SPAN></P> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Nan Graham 43310 at http://whqr.org Grave Considerations